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Poster: brewster Date: Nov 5, 2002 12:26am
Forum: movies Subject: final cut pro and MPEG-2

In talking with a product manager of Final Cut pro, he said that with OSx 10.2, final cut pro should import mpeg-2 (maybe using the for pay mpeg-2 widget, I can not remember). If this is not true, please let me know.

There is also a new movie maker promoted for the PC: does this work with mpeg-2 files?


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Poster: lil'erin Date: Nov 5, 2002 9:15pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: final cut pro and MPEG-2

Thanks for the post -- I'll give importing the mpeg-2's into final cut pro a try. It makes sense that this would work with the software, but I'm curious also about the size and compression of the image (ie -- what happens when it gets merged with a wider scaled and differently compressed image in that program)... I'll let you know!

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Poster: DVguru Date: Nov 30, 2002 1:31am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: final cut pro and MPEG-2

I work here as one of 5 technical support staff. we dont do a huge amount of macs since they are not as good for performance realtime editing, so i dont know much about final cut pro, but you can get an rtmac which will edit i-frame mpeg2 on the timeline in finalcut. unfortunately these files are not i-frame they are ibp (dvd encoded, smaller, better quality:bitrate ratio, but bastards to chop and edit!).

On a pc, you can use Premiere 6.5 on its own (if you installed a dvd player) or you can get software plugins to allow it. you can also use a pinnacle dc2000 to edit it with a hardware chip on the premier timeline.

If not, it'd be much better to buy procoder ( cos that'll convert near enough anything to anything EXCEPT ASF files for some silly reason!!!!